Mong Palatino

Blogging about the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific since 2004


@mongster is a Manila-based activist, former Philippine legislator, and blogger/analyst of Asia-Pacific affairs.

Archive for November, 2020

January 2020 in Asia-Pacific: Landmark rulings on genocide and internet shutdowns. Read more February 2020 in Asia-Pacific: Coronavirus, censorship, and threats against the media. Read more March 2020: COVID-19 and censorship plague Asia-Pacific What we saw spreading quickly across the region in March was not just the dreaded coronavirus, but the mainstreaming of laws, regulations, […]

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Published by Bayan Metro Manila President Rodrigo Duterte’s late night spiel clarifying what he meant by the infamous ‘shoot them dead’ order confirmed our fears that he is applying ‘tokhang’ methods in addressing the COVID-19 health crisis. This is both alarming and infuriating since it could enable law enforces to commit rights abuses with impunity. […]

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